|Previous College:||University of Oregon, '13|
|Position:||Volunteer Assistant (2nd Season)|
J.J. Altobelli was brought aboard the Titans coaching staff in 2016 to serve as the volunteer assistant coach.
A 2013 graduate from the University of Oregon, Altobelli played four seasons (2010-13) at shortstop for the Ducks and head coach George Horton after getting drafted in the 49th round (1,486th overall) of the 2009 MLB First Year Player Draft. He most recently served as an administrative assistant at Oregon.
In his four seasons at Oregon, Altobelli played in 168 games, making 166 starts. He batted .259 with 156 hits in 603 at-bats. He tallied 32 doubles, three triples and one home run in his career and stole 16 bases.
Altobelli was named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List in 2012 and 2013. He earned PAC-10 Honorable Mention honors in 2010 and was named to the All PAC-12 Team in 2013. He won the team’s Outstanding Defensive Player Award in from 2010-13.
In 2013, Altobelli was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 18th round of the MLB Draft. He went on to play in 48 games in rookie ball for the Johsnon City Cardinals of the Appalachian League. He batted .284 with 48 hits in 169 at-bats and scored 18 runs. He had 12 doubles, two triples and two homers with 18 RBI. He played 29 games, starting 28, at third base and had a .989 fielding percentage at the hot corner. He played shortstop in 16 games, all starts, and committed three errors and had a .958 fielding percentage.
His full name is John James Altobelli and his father, John, currently serves as the head coach at Orange Coast College, a post he’s held for 24 seasons.